Bar-Kochba Treasure Chest Discovered in Judean Hills

Examples of coins found in this hoard (top 3 and bottom left are Bar Kokhba era, bottom center is a coin of Hadrian [Gaza?] and an aureus of Tiberius)

Here's the link: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/133354 or another with similar info (and less hyperbole):

Here is the J'lem Post's coverage: http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1251804529782

I would also post Ha'aretz' but their coverage was very poor and included horribly incorrect info such as the hoard included Roman gold coins "minted in Israel as well as throughout the Roman Empire." Perhaps the reporter needed space filler knowing that the average reader wouldn't fact check, just like the Ha'aretz editor.

Great pix of some of the coins found in situ and after cleaning (in the first article posted). Other than a couple statements verging on hyperbole, the article is generally OK, though it may be the largest find of the period found by archaeologists, not the largest if private finds are considered and one consults Mildenberg.

"Prof. Frumkin pointed out the significance of the particular cave, near the site of ancient Beitar, which was the site of the “last stand” of the rebels led by Bar-Kochba in their struggle against Roman rule in Judea from 132-35 CE. "